1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery

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The Chefs at 1817 have put together an incredible menu that we can’t wait for you to experience. 1817 is open year-round Thursdays and Fridays 3pm-9pm, Saturdays 11am-10pm and Sundays 11am-9pm (Kitchen closed from 3 to 3:30pm for changeover from Brunch to Dinner service on the weekends). Walk-ins are always accepted, although reservations are encouraged. We feature Brunch service every Saturday/Sunday from 11am-3pm. The largest online reservation we accept is for 10 guests. We do not have a table that can accommodate more the ten guests. Multiple reservations made by the same person/party will not be seated together.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was awesome and our server amazing, not to mention great beer and delicious food!

G
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best brunch food in Baltimore or WASHINGTON

J
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and food selection. Would definitely have brunch there again.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambience. Excellent food and beer. The website was a little confusing with regards to the different tours and restaurants . We tried several times calling but were not able to get in touch with anyone prior to the arrival. Worth the visit. Would highly recommend.

BW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable time testing the different beers. The dinner selections were good with a good price range. Antoinette our server was very attentive to us and our needs. Will be back!

TK
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with friends and they brought their little ones. The restaurant welcomed everyone of all ages. I highly recommend making reservation ahead of time. The place is hopping. Service was great the beer options had something for everyone and the food was sooo delicious! I highly recommend this for groups, date night, any occasions. They stated they are family friendly on their website and it it completely true! Awesome experience...I will return!

m
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food and service were great, but it’s very noisy.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is strictly adult friendly zone, perfect choice of food, very pleasant and courteous Staff. Recommended for large party or office party

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Guinness Dublin, Ireland. A wonderful experience. The Baltimore experience was equally good, the beer selection was awesome, and the food delicious!

LH
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great beers, great service, very comfortable atmosphere. Restaurant is very clean and inviting. Food was delicious but perhaps slightly over priced. Loved all the variety in the draft beer choices. We really enjoyed the visit.

GS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time in 1817. The experience was all I would expect from a restaurant with the Guinness brand. Keep up the exceptional work, because we will be back! Slaite!

KK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The food was good, but the service was horrible. May or may not go back

TK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu was great with fresh choices - it was hard to choose what to eat! The waiter was very friendly and told us about tasting the beer and helped us pick some to try!

NL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great service and delicious food. The poutine is out of this world. Seriously, a plate of potatoes, meat, gravy, onions, cheese and fried eggs have no business being that delicious. Ever.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Brunch was nice. We arrived 10 minutes early for our party of four Sunday brunch reservation, but we had to wait until the exact time of our reservation to be seated even though there were plenty of open tables. Once seated, our table wasn’t in a great location despite having made a reservation well in advance. I ordered the CrabCake Benedict and it was very tasty. I asked for my poached egg to not be runny, and it was perfect. The food wasn’t as hot as it should have been, and the waitress was good but not excellent. We ordered the cinnamon rolls for the table and they were lukewarm, not fresh from the oven hot. Same for the Guinness brown bread. Several in our party agreed the dishes needed a little salt. The beer flights are a bit pricey, but the beer of course, is excellent. The portion sizes are good and the fingerling potatoes are delicious. The room is sunny and well lit and the noise level was high but tolerable. Our receipt included a 10% discount towards purchases in the gift store, but we later found out that the discount was good towards merchandise, not beer. Overall, the brunch was nice and I would indeed recommend.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better than we anticipated. Going back soon for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

V
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

There were not many options to choose from, and on top of that the food was tastless. We had the Salmon and the Burger and it was ridiculous. Ohh not to forget how noisy it was.

RW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable. A reservation is necessary, because they are very busy. Food, service, and ambiance were very good. Their liquor license restricts them to Guiness products only, which is a little limiting at the end of a several hour visit to the brewery drinking only Guiness products, but not a big deal, since it is the best beer! I would recommend, but check on-line menu ahead of time, it is fairly pricey.

AE
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation. The menu is great the staff were wonderful and the food was tasty.

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome. Very fast service.

BA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Nice place, nice atmosphere. My wife and I ordered the beef stew, no beef in the stew. With that aid I plan to go back to try it again and avoid the stew!

TB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, and most importantly, great beers! Highly recommend eating here. (But if you prefer traditional pub food, eat downstairs at the bar area.)

SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience at 1817. Would highly recommend to anyone. The friendliness and quality of service from the staff was above and beyond. The quality of food for the price was outstanding. Will definitely visit again.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Special instructions were ignored that were placed with the reservation. Which was very disappointing since it was for a birthday. Other than that its a great place to be. Tour was great.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, we're sorry to hear your birthday requests weren't fulfilled. Please email NewGuinnessBrewery@diageo.c om so we can learn more and ensure a better visit next time.

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p
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, was great. The experience was second to none. Definitely a spot for the whole family. The tour is incredible. One issue is we that happened was our server asked us in a polite way to leave after our check was paid for. We were there for about 15-20 after the check was paid for, talking and finishing our last pints.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for sharing this feedback, and we'll be sure to connect with our team. Please know you're always welcome and we hope to see you back soon!

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HB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your establishment (Guinness) is well run, and the food and beer was delicious. I would recommend it to anyone lucky enough to visit the beautiful Baltimore Maryland area.

Hamlet

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you, Hamlet! We hope you'll come dine with us again next time you're in our area.

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful I had a party of 12 and they did everything to accommodate us. I highly recommend this place.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

We're so glad you were well taken care of during your meal! Thank you for recommending our restaurant. Cheers, Angela!

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant, even for kids. We love the Guinness stew! Beer is pricy though.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for the review, Mike! We hope you and your family will visit us again soon.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

very generic food and atmosphere. beer flights were good but felt like a sports bar or a chain restaurant. expected something slightly more upscale for guinness only restaurant in the USA.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for visiting 1817! We would love to hear your feedback - please email us at NewGuinnessBrewery@diageo.c om so we can get in touch and learn more about your experience.

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d
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than Dublin

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you, that's a tremendous compliment!

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BI
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks and food. Was nice and quiet so conversations could be easily heard. The fish and chips and bangers and mash were delightful.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We hope you'll come back to check out what's new on our menu and tap list. Cheers!

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so kind. Special occasion at a special place.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on October 29, 2019

Mary, thank you for visiting us! We're glad to hear you had a great experience during your special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was extremely pricey for mediocre fare. $16 for crab toast - 1 small slice of bread with a very mayonnaisey crab “salad” was ridiculous. Burger was huge, but not cooked as requested, and extremely greasy. Fresh blue point oysters were extremely small for the price, but more surprising was that they were not even shucked properly. They were not cut under the oyster. Don’t waste your time on this restaurant. Just go to the taproom. Beer was delicious, but expensive.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for visiting 1817, but we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. Please email us at NewGuinnessBrewery@diageo.c om so we can ensure a better visit next time.

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food took awhile to come out but was excellent! Our server was not great - forgot my drink when bringing out everyone else’s and then she gave us our check and disappeared. I waited 20+ minutes for her to return and then had to find another server to give the check to. We will definitely return! Great food, fun place and excellent beer!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback, and we're sorry for the long wait time. Can you please send us an email including your phone number to NewGuinnessBrewery@Diageo.c om so we can ensure a better visit next time? Cheers!

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came out to the brewery with friends for brunch! We had a fantastic time! Food and service where fantastic as well as the beer!! Would highly recommend!

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on October 29, 2019

Cheers, Marcy! We're so glad you and your friends had a great experience and hope you'll be back.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I have been there several times, and this was the worse! I always ask for a specific waiter but she did not work that Sunday. Two food orders were incorrect. Coffee came but had to inquire about cream and sugar. By the time it got there coffee cold, and no one came to refill. I took a guest and was embarrassed after enjoying previous visits.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on October 29, 2019

We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. Can you please send us an email including your phone number to NewGuinnessBrewery@Diageo.c om so we can learn more about your experience to ensure a better visit next time? Thank you!

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S
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The waitress was excellent and the food and beer were delicious.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for visiting! We hope you'll be back to see us again soon.

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JT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was very good and we liked the beer tasting. The service was not great. Our waitress made us wait several times during the night. We had the Cinnamon apple bread pudding and were disappointed expecting that warm cinnamon sweat flavor but it was missing. But our entrees were excellent.
I will go back

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback, and we're sorry to hear you had a poor service experience. Can you please send us an email including your phone number to NewGuinnessBrewery@Diageo.c om so we can ensure a better visit next time? Cheers!

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KA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I would look at the food truck and bar menus before going to the restaurant.

1817 at Guinness Open Gate Brewery
Responded on October 29, 2019

Katherine, we appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. Can you please send us an email including your phone number to NewGuinnessBrewery@Diageo.c om so we can learn more about your experience? Thank you!

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